The European project to restore cardboard to its rightful place as packaging material starts this week in Sweden.
Forty research institutes and businesses will meet for the start at Packforsk research centre, from where the coordination will take place. Wageningen’s A&F is one of the participants. Brussels has made thirty million euros available to prevent cardboard being replaced by plastic as a packaging material. One of the disadvantages to cardboard is that it is relatively heavy, but the researchers at A&F are trying to develop stronger, lighter cardboard based on nanofibres.